Good Morning! Welcome to Monday. Hope you had a great weekend. I enjoyed a fun weekend, hosted the Day Of Dance on Saturday then went to see the Musketeers, unfortunately they lost, but it was a heck of a game. Anyway here’s what you missed on today’s show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. Sales of this drink have fallen 40% since the 90s. What?
A. Orange Juice!
Bonehead Of The Day:
A high school student in Minnesota got frostbite on her feet after she was forced to stand outside in a wet bathing suit during a fire drill.
The girl was in the school's pool when the alarm went off.
She said other students were able to get out and change clothes but she was forced to stand outside for 10 minutes in her towel only. It was 5 degrees outside Wednesday morning with a wind chill of 25 below.
A teacher eventually gave her a jacket while another student gave her a sweatshirt to put around her feet. The girl was also finally allowed to sit in a faculty member's car to get warm.
Hint: You Should Book Your Flights Exactly 54 Days Before You Depart For The Best Deal
You should book your flight 54 days before you depart to get the cheapest tickets.
CheapAir.com looked at over 4 million flights in 2013 to find when is the best time to buy flights.
They found tickets are the cheapest between 104 and 29 days prior to a flight with 54 days before being the cheapest.
Mega Millions At $240 M!
Tomorrow's Mega Millions jackpot is at $240 million after no one matched all six numbers in Friday's drawing.
Only one ticket matched five numbers to win $1 million. The winning ticket was purchased in Georgia.
Tomorrow's drawing will be for at least $240 million with a cash option prize of $133 million.
Never Miss The End Of A Film Again! Netflix & Fitbit Hack Pauses Films When You Fall Asleep
A team of hackers created a program so you won't miss the end of a movie you are watching on Netflix.
The Sleep Tracker software was created during an experimental Netflix Hack Day in California but there are no plans to actually release it.
Data is collected from a wearable Fitbit device to determine if a viewer is asleep and is used by a laptop to pause films on Netflix automatically.
Man’s Excuse For Speeding, He Just Won The Lottery!
A Massachusetts man told a cop he was speeding because he had just won $50,000 in the lottery and was on his way to collect his winnings.
The officer said the man was shaking with excitment and showed the cop the winning ticket to prove he wasn't lying.
The officer let him go with a verbal warning and told him to drive slower.
Man Was Cleaning Room Found $1 M Lottery Ticket
A man Georgia man was cleaning his room when he came across a month-old lottery ticket that turned out to be worth a $1 million!
The 26-year-old man matched five numbers in the Powerball drawing on January 15th, but he had forgotten about it.
After he checked the numbers, he called for his mom, who verified it.
The guy claimed the prize last week and he plans to use the money to pay bills.
The Smoking Gun: A Cooking Gadget That Cooks Fish, Chicken Or Scallops In Seconds
There's a new handheld cooking device that smokes fish, chicken or scallops in seconds.
The Smoking Gun costs $100 and allows cooks to smoke anything at their home in seconds.
It has a chamber into which smoking mediums are stuffed before being lit with a match.
The cook aims smoke from the gun into a lidded container containing the food they want to flavor for a few seconds... and leaves it a few minutes to infuse.
Touchdown! A High School Student Scores Prom Date With Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleader
A teenager is going to the prom with a Houston Texans cheerleader.
The high school senior tweeted the cheerleader and asked, "If I get 10,000 re-tweets, will you go to prom with me? I'll ask you in a cute way."
She said yes... and it took him only a day to get the 10,000 re-tweets.
The two are now working together to come up with a good prom night plan.
Academy Awards Results
The period drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Oscar for best picture, and Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey took home the top acting awards at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Matthew McConaughey made an emotional speech paying tribute to his late father as he won the best actor award for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club".
Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine". She praised the nominees and thanked director Woody Allen.
Lupita Nyong'o gave a tearful acceptance speech as she was named Best Supporting Actress for "12 Years a Slave".
Jared Leto was awarded Best Supporting Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club". He thanked his mother Constance, his date for the night. Leto also dedicated his Oscar "to those who have ever felt injustice for who you are or who you love."
The best director Oscar went to "Gravity" filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
"Gravity" went into the night tied with a leading 10 nominations, winning seven, including original score, cinematography, film editing, sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects.
THE BIGGEST WINNERS:
Best supporting actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best animated feature film: Frozen
Best visual effects: Gravity
Best sound mixing: Gravity
Best sound editing: Gravity
Best supporting actress: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Best cinematography: Gravity
Best film editing: Gravity
Best production design: The Great Gatsby
Best original score: Gravity
Best original song: "Let It Go," Frozen
Best adapted screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best original screenplay: Her
Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best picture: 12 Years a Slave
"The Wolf of Wall Street" went into Sunday's Oscars with five nominations, including one for best picture, but the movie was shut out at the Academy Awards, not collecting a single trophy.
The film was also nominated for best supporting actor (Jonah Hill), best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), best original screenplay (Terence Winter) and best director (Martin Scorsese). But, the movie didn't win a single one of those categories.
For DiCaprio, the loss was his fifth Oscars defeat, losing this year to Matthew McConaughey for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
And it was a tough night for "American Hustle" whose producers and cast members left without a single statue.
"American Hustle" was nominated for a total of 10 awards: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role for Christian Bale, Actress in a Leading Role for Amy Adams, Actor in a Supporting Role for Bradley Cooper, Actress in a Supporting Role for Jennifer Lawrence, Costume Design for Michael Wilkinson, Best Director for David O. Russell, Best Film Editing, and Best Production Design.
Marilyn Monroe Alleged Sex Tape With Kennedys Going Up For Auction
Marilyn Monroe had sex with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, and their sexual romps were allegedly captured on a film that is about to go up for public auction.
William Castleberry, a former Hollywood bodyguard, claims that the film was seized from his home along with other property.
The film is going to auction Tuesday to cover a $200,000 court judgment against him.
Castleberry won't say where or how he got the film, but says he always kept it secret out of respect for Marilyn's ex-husband Joe DiMaggio who was a good friend of his.
He says he's trying to raise the $200k to pay off his debt before the film is sold.
~~Actress Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") is 44. (Happy Gilmore; Ed; Boston Legal)
~~Actor David Faustino ("Married with Children"'s Bud Bundy) is 40.
~~Actress Jessica Biel is 32. (Mrs. Justin Timberlake; Seventh Heaven's Mary Camden, The Rules of Attraction, Stealth, The Illusionist; The A-Team 2010; Hitchcock; Total Recall 2012; New Year's Eve; more)
~~Actress Miranda Richardson is 56. (Sleepy Hollow)
~~Actor, Larry Pine ("House of Cards") is 69
~~Actress, Hattie Winston is 69 (Becker; The Soul Man; All Grown Up)
~~Actor, Robert Gossett is 60 (Lou's brother; Major Crimes; The Closer; Passions)
~~Actress, Laura Harring is 50 (Mulholland Dr.; John Q; Gossip Girl)
~~Actress Nathalie Kelley ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift") is 29 (Body of Proof)
~~Former NFL star Herschel Walker is 53
~~Rapper Tone Loc is 48.
~~Guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey (of Hinder) is 30.
~~Guitarist John Bigham (Fishbone) is 45.
~~Singer Jennifer Warnes is 67.
~~Guitarist John Lilley (of The Hooters )is 60.
~~Musician, Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon) is 61
~~Rapper, Lil' Flip is 33
~~Country singer Brett Warren (of The Warren Brothers) is 43.
~~Singer/producer/actor, John Carter Cash is 45 (Son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash)
Non Stop Tops The Box Office
"Non-Stop" is the new number one movie in American knocking off "The Lego Movie."
The Liam Neeson thriller opened in first with $30 million to take the top spot. "Son of God" opened in second with $26.5 million.
"The Lego Movie" fell to third after three weekends at the top spot with $21 million.
Top 10 Movies
1. "Non-Stop," $30 million
2. "Son of God," $26.5 million
3. "The Lego Movie," $21 million
4. "The Monuments Men," $5 million
5. "3 Days to Kill," $4.9 million
6. "RoboCop," $4.5 million
7. "Pompeii," $4.3 million
8. "Frozen," $3.6 million
9. "About Last Night," $3.4 million.
10. "Ride Along," $3 million
The 34th annual Razzie Awards took place Saturday night honoring the year's worst movies.
Three of the Razzies went to the star-studded film, "Movie 43", and another three went to "After Earth" and its stars, Will Smith and Jaden Smith.
Kim Kardashian was "honored" for her role in Tyler Perry's "Temptation", winning the first Razzie of her career.
Here's a list of the (un)lucky winners.
• Worst Picture "Movie 43"
• Worst Actor Jaden Smith, in "After Earth"
• Worst Actress Tyler Perry (in drag), in "A Madea Christmas"
• Worst Supporting Actor Will Smith, in "After Earth"
• Worst Supporting Actress Kim Kardashian, in Tyler Perry's "Temptation"
• Worst Director The 13 people who directed "Movie 43"
• Worst Screenplay "Movie 43", by 19 "screenwriters"
• Worst Screen Combo Jaden Smith and Will Smith, in "After Earth"
• Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel "The Lone Ranger"
Interesting! Tips That Tourists Give Each Other Before Coming To America
Foreigners visiting the United States from other countries are unsure about what they'll encounter when they come here. We go through the same thing when we go to another country, too. Fortunately, their fellow travelers have advice.
Here are tips that fellow nationalities give each other before coming to see us:
From Latin America:
It's probably best not to drink the water—"There are strict laws regarding hygiene in eating places that must be met, so that restaurants and even street stalls are safe. In some areas you can take the tap water. Bottled water is available everywhere and is most recommended."
Americans' social boundaries are very inconsistent--"Things like ‘We should get together sometime' doesn't really mean anything, unless the same people keep mentioning it to you. During a party at your house, don't be surprised if Americans will just walk up to your fridge and help themselves."
Forget public nudity, intoxication or urination--"The legal system can be very different from one state to another and is often inspired by moral principles stiffer than in Switzerland. For example it is forbidden to bathe topless or without shirt (kids), urinate on public roads or photograph partially unclothed children (even at home). It is forbidden for people under 21 to drink alcohol. Similarly, people who drink alcohol in public or carry alcoholic beverages without concealing from the eyes are guilty of an offense."
Do take a road trip across the West, but don't be weird about American Indians or cops--"Respect the speed limits, the police of the United States are not kidding. Remember that Indian reserves in the western United States are economic and human realities, not museums."
Tipping is fraught with misunderstanding—"It is not mandatory to tip, however, it is strongly recommended, because in many cases it is the only money for workers. Generally in a restaurant, in the cab, and in many places where there is a service, gratuity is 15%. In the hotel you leave two dollars per day per person for cleaning. Obviously you do not leave tips in places like McDonalds or Starbucks."
You will probably get sucked into a political discussion--"Americans are REALLY opinionated. And they want to know what you think about the government, about politics, about current issues. A typical conversation might go like this: ‘Hi I'm Matt. Nice to meet you.' ‘The name's Bob. Where you from Matt?' ‘Sydney, Australia.' ‘Oh I see. You've come a long way. So what's your take on Obamacare?'"
Did we mention the violence of U.S. toilets?--"A veritable swimming pool of water greets you when you open the toilet lid and when you flush, it all goes down the drain in a huge rotating whirlpool."
From the UK:
America might give you fever--"There are occasional outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and dengue fever."
Americans are proud of their Old World connections, no matter how tenuous--"When an American announces that they're part Irish, part Polish and part Moldovan because their great-great-grandparents hailed from these far-off lands, you might find yourself snorting dismissively. Try to hold off until they're out of earshot."
The U.S. doesn't offer much in terms of shopping--"Based on my experience, everyone needs to bring almost every basic thing you need on a daily basis."
Americans love to follow rules, even when no one is looking--"Americans are such strict rule followers. I witnessed this one person sitting on the sidelines of a high school dodgeball game. To me, it was goofy, a little violent, and very American. It struck me that my classmates followed the rules of the game so strictly. Even when no one noticed that a person had been hit and he could have kept playing, he voluntarily gave himself up and left the game. I was deeply impressed by how much people honored the rules even when they are not seen."
Gifts are not a big deal. And did you know bribery was illegal?--"Gifts: Americans do not expect them. On the contrary, an unexpected gift while conducting business can put an American in an awkward position. Such things for Americans suggest reciprocity. Business gifts in the U.S. are not acceptable. Moreover, they often cause suspicion. Americans fear that they could be construed as a bribe, and in the United States that is strictly punishable by law."
Socializing with Americans can be tricky--"Showing up at a business associate's home uninvited in the United States is not acceptable. You may be invited to a picnic — if you've known each other for several years and are social outside the office. As a rule, the invitation will be only on a weekend, and you don't have to prepare for something extravagant. Everything is the same as ours, only with far less booze. Bring something sporty — ball, badminton, Americans are certainly fervent fans of these things."
"Phone etiquette in America usually involves the gradual end of the conversation, confirmation agreements and standard closing remarks. By the way, 'see you later' should not be taken literally. That is a courtesy, and no more. Russian conversational patterns often sound harsh to Americans. Statements such as, 'You're wrong,' can be offensive. This can be interpreted as 'You are telling lies!' Therefore it is better to say, 'I do not think I can agree with this.'"
Americans really are as cheerful as they seem--"Americans and Russians say different things when faced with the same situation. Seeing the man who had fallen in the street, an American asks, 'Are you all right?' Russians will inquire: 'Are you ill?' We see a victim of the incident; they see survivors. Survivors are perceived as heroes. Where we 'aren't sick,' they 'stay well.' We discuss the problem. They discuss issues and items on the agenda. Americans: they are a nation that truly feels happy. These people get used to smiling from the cradle onwards, so they do not pretend to be cheerful. The desire for a successful happy life is inculcated from childhood."
The women are a little uptight, and they don't appreciate chivalry--"US etiquette prohibits flirting with a woman who is not your girlfriend or wife. If you are not acquainted with a woman, whether she be in a restaurant, on the street, or on the subway, do not look at her legs, etc. Americans could easily call the police on you, even for just ogling her."
"Welcome and introductions: men and women tend to shake hands. Mutual kissing and kissing ladies' hands is not accepted. Also, women play a greater role in business. Often they insist to be treated exactly as an equal and not as a lady. In this regard, it is not acceptable to be excessively gallant, and you should avoid personal questions (do not find out whether she is married)."
American food is not subtle—"American food is about big, bold taste, and is indifferent to subtleties. Hence ‘hidden ingredients' are seldom seen. Sugar, salt, pepper, oils, and routine spices are used for family meals. There is no such thing as purely U.S. cuisine, except for maybe the hamburger, and not many varieties that can be cooked at home. There's not much emphasis on seasonal foods. Basically, they like sweet tasting foods, as well as foods that are high in fat and calories.
Watch out where you wear hip-hop clothes--"In Japan, hip hop clothes are considered stylish. But in the United States, it is wise to avoid them, as you might be mistaken for a member of a street gang."
Nobody is impressed by how much you can drink.--"In the U.S., they do not have a sense of pride if they drink a large amount. Rather, if you drink a lot, there is a sense that you cannot manage yourself, and you can lose respect from those around you. Being drunk doesn't excuse your actions, and to drink alcohol habitually is a sign of alcoholism. Alcoholics are seen as mentally weak, and are ostracized by society due to their inability to have self control."
They tend to laugh out loud, even the women. It's how they show they're honest--"In Japan, when most woman laugh, they place their hand over their lips so it does not show their mouth. It is disgraceful to laugh by loudly opening the mouth. In reality, many adult males do not laugh. There is the saying, ‘A man should not show his teeth so much when laughing.' In America, when men or women laugh, they do not turn away. In general, they face front, open the mouth, and laugh in a loud voice. This is because in America if you muffle your laugh or turn away while laughing, you give the impression that you are talking about a secret or name-calling. It comes across as vulgar and insidious. "
Video Of The Day:
This is pretty funny, it’s a parody trailer of the wolves of wallstreet.. Enjoy!